There are four species in this
genera, T. ineac, T. intermedius,
T. minutus and T.
to the Phractura genus. Habitat:
Found in the banks of rivers with floating and hanging
vegetation. They will hide at the river banks among
leaves and twigs. Quite rare in imports. Aquarium
Care: This genera prefer water with a bit
of movement as they are found at the margins of swift-flowing
streams. Provide floating plants with long stems and
branches. Not an easy species to keep due to their
high maintenance and their specialised diet.
Diet: Small live foods such as sifted Daphnia,
Rotifers and Artemia.
River basin. Type locality: riv.
Loweo, environs de Yangambi (Stanleyville).
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Seegers, L.
2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification
and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany.